Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Aragon Test Pattern and Happy Fall!

Hello Everyone,

I had the pleasure of testing another bag pattern for Sew Sweetness.  You can see her post on this bag here. If you want to purchase the pattern, here is her Shop.  I love how this bag is useful in so many ways.  When I saw the bag I knew it would be perfect for when I have to go to the library to study for school and it will also be perfect when I go shopping too.
I love the fall colors and the gingham. The pockets on the side are perfect for my phone and/or water bottle.

Have I mentioned I love gingham?? Well, I do. LOL The inside pockets are great and I love the finished look of the binding on the seams on the inside. It makes it look neat and put together.

There is also a zipper compartment on the other side.

Also, another zip is on the back of the bag.

So, I am loving my new fall bag and have already been getting compliments on it.

I am linking up with these partiesRemodelaholic, More the Merrier and TCB.

Hope you all have a great day.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lunch Bag Test Pattern

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather.  I had the pleasure of testing a pattern for Sara at Sew Sweetness.  I loved the idea of this to make for E and the nephews.
It was called Peas and Corn Lunch Bag and I made the top zip bag for E in NY Giants fabric - one of his favorite teams. I used laminated cotton or PUL on the inside for easy clean up.

The handle on top is perfect for carrying. 

It has a lot of room and I can't wait for E to use this for work. You can stop by Sara's shop.

I am linking up with these partiesRemodelaholic, More the Merrier and TCB.

Hope you had a great day.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 11, 2001 - 12 Year Anniversary

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the worst attack on the United States. I can't believe that twelve years have passed since that tragic day. It is with every post that I write every year that I have such a heavy heart.

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (two Boeing 757 and two Boeing 767) en route to San Francisco or Los Angeles after takeoffs from Boston, Massachusetts, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Large planes with long flights were intentionally selected for hijacking because they would be heavily fueled.

The four flights involved were:
  • American Airlines Flight 11: Left Boston's Logan Airport at 7:59 a.m. enroute to Los Angeles with a crew of 11 and 76 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 175: Left Logan Airport at 8:14 a.m. enroute to Los Angeles with a crew of nine and 51 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the South Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m.
  • American Airlines Flight 77: Left Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia at 8:20 a.m. enroute to Los Angeles with a crew of six and 53 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 93: Left Newark International Airport at 8:42 a.m. enroute to San Francisco, with a crew of seven and 33 passengers, not including four hijackers. After the passengers revolted, the hijackers crashed the plane into the ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m.
I always include the past post of my experience on that day. You can view it here. Being a New Yorker, we are very resilient and can manage a lot of things that head our way.  I can tell you that nothing prepared us for that day or for anyone else in our country. September 11, 2001 touched every American in some way and it also reminds everyone of the many heroes that are in our lives, that protect us and that are still protecting us every single day. They help to keep a horrific event such as this from ever happening again.

America's Military, Police, Firemen and EMS have done such an amazing job keeping our country safe. Please take a moment to remember the nearly 3,000 men, women and children killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and aboard Flight 93. Please also keep our men and women in uniform in your thoughts as they continue to fight for our Nation. Military members and their families have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country since then. We salute you and thank you for your service. America sleeps easy knowing you are there to protect us.

We will never forget the events of that fateful and horrific day in September 2001.

My thoughts and prayers are with those lives lost and families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. Thank you to all the first responders from the FDNY, NYPD and the NYARNG (101 Cav, 69th IN, 256 FA) who risked their lives that tragic day. Thank you to all the men and women who defend our freedom by serving in the Military. We will never forget!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

National Sewing Month

Hello Everyone,

Its is National Sewing Month and I wanted to provide you with some information and useful links. 

The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month. “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” NSM is promoted by the Sewing & Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild.

National Sewing Month is a time to indulge your passion for sewing and is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to the craft if you have never tried it before. New and experienced enthusiasts can find free sewing projects and Guidelines for sewing, embroidery, craft and appliqué articles available on the Sewing and Craft Alliance (SCA) website at Looking for an instructor? Try the SCA searchable instructor database to find one in your area.
Another place to start is the American Sewing GuildWith chapters and neighborhood groups across the country, members meet monthly to share their skills and ideas, enjoy education sessions and participate in community sewing projects.

September is a time to celebrate our passion, but we know the creative, therapeutic and calming effects of sewing are joys that we can celebrate throughout the entire year.
Happy sewing! 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Hello Everyone,

Happy Labor Day weekend! Labor Day is the celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. In the year of 1894, Labor Day was passed as a national holiday by Congress to be celebrated on the first monday of September. It is argued whether Peter McGuire or Matthew Maguire had invented this special holiday, but one thing can be certain…it’s a holiday that all hard-working Americans deserve! The holiday has evolved now into a great celebration with barbecue, family, friends, beer and fun! So enjoy your holiday weekend!

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